Through Photographer Jesse Rieser’s Lens, The Architectural Fallout Of The E-Commerce Revolution Is Beautiful

It’s easy to forget that the big box store is still young. Even in the relatively short history of U.S. suburbs, it’s a newcomer, spawned in the late 1960s and reaching its apex before the recession in the late 2000s. But within those four decades or so, tens of thousands of warehouse stores and malls changed what the U.S. looks like–a testament to how cheap and easy they are to build (about $45 per square foot, a third of what the average home costs per square foot). Continue reading »

An Artist Turned Biggest Retail Brands’ Bags Into A Chairs

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Just in time for Black Friday, contemporary artist Simon Freund has created an artwork criticising today’s consumer culture and our common desire to buy stuff we don’t really need. The piece is made up of six chairs, each of which is made from a different brand’s shopping bags. Aldi, COS, Supreme, Primark, Acne Studios, and Wood Wood bags all feature in the piece, which is not for sale. Continue reading »